Homelessness jumps 16% in LA; Officials stunned… ‘Unprecedented poverty manifesting itself’… 59,000 LIVE ON STREETS

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Number of Homeless People Jumps 12% Across L.A. County to Nearly 59,000

The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to nearly 59,000, with more young and old residents and families on the streets, officials said Tuesday.

The majority of the homeless were found within the city of Los Angeles, which saw a 16% increase to 36,300, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority said in presenting January’s annual count to the county Board of Supervisors.

Los Angeles officials say they are ‘stunned’ by ‘heartbreaking’ new homeless numbers



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